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61 more stranded people return from Thailand

61 more stranded people return from Thailand

-- 2021-05-30 13:09:31

Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok has facilitated the repatriation of a group of 61 Bangladeshi, Thai, and other foreign nationals from Thailand to Bangladesh by a special Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight...

Small earthquake shakes Sylhet again

Small earthquake shakes Sylhet again

-- 2021-05-30 12:33:41

A day after five tremors hit Sylhet on Saturday, another mild quake was felt early Sunday again, creating panic among the people of the district. Senior Meteorologist of Sylhet Met office Syed Ahmed...

Khaleda Zia’s fever now under control, Fakhrul says

Khaleda Zia’s fever now under control, Fakhrul says

-- 2021-05-30 11:48:12

BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s fever is now under control, says the party’s secretary general. Khaleda developed a ‘sudden’ fever on the night of May 27 while undergoing treatment at...

Experts call for regular earthquake drills after a series of tremors shake Sylhet

Experts call for regular earthquake drills after a series of tremors shake Sylhet

-- 2021-05-30 10:26:28

A series of tremors that panicked the residents of Sylhet on Saturday are being seen as the harbinger of a major quake by experts who call for regular earthquake drills without further ado in the regi...

Full-scale work on for completion of Padma Bridge by Jun 2022

Full-scale work on for completion of Padma Bridge by Jun 2022

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-05-30 09:25:44

The builders are hopeful of completing the country's longest Padma Multipurpose Bridge by June 2022 despite slow progress in work amid the second wave of coronavirus. The Padma Multipurpose Bridge Pr...

Zia's 40th death anniversary today

Zia's 40th death anniversary today

-- 2021-05-30 08:57:40

BNP will observe the 40thdeath anniversary of its founder and former president Ziaur Rahman across the country today (Sunday), reports UNB. BNP and its different associate bodies chalked out a 15-day...

BD workers in Saudi receive support from consulate general

BD workers in Saudi receive support from consulate general

-- 2021-05-29 22:04:29

The Consulate General of Bangladesh in Jeddah organised a two-day visit  to Jizan, the city of the northwest region in Saudi Arabia to provide necessary services to workers as many of them were f...

Five on remand for allegedly raping on moving bus in Savar

Five on remand for allegedly raping on moving bus in Savar

UNB 2021-05-29 20:21:11

A Dhaka court on Saturday placed five men on a three-day remand in a case filed over rape of a 26-year-old woman on a minibus at Bishmile Nabinagar in Savar. Senior Judicial Magistrate Shahzadi Tahmi...

PM gifts auto-rickshaw to struggling ex-leader of BCL

PM gifts auto-rickshaw to struggling ex-leader of BCL

UNB 2021-05-29 19:47:38

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday gifted an auto-rickshaw to a former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League who was tortured during the BNP-Jamaat rule in 2001. The auto-rickshaw was given to An...

Rape suspect Ridoy Babo coordinates international trafficking ring, say police

Rape suspect Ridoy Babo coordinates international trafficking ring, say police

-- 2021-05-29 19:37:36

The people arrested over the assault on a Bangladeshi woman in India are members of an international human-trafficking racket coordinated by Rifatul Islam alias TikTok Ridoy Babo, police say. Members...

‘Better negotiation skill, diversification key to success after LDC graduation’

‘Better negotiation skill, diversification key to success after LDC graduation’

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-29 18:34:01

Developing negotiation skills, export diversification, skill development and institutional capacity development will play a pivotal role in being competitive after LDC graduation, experts suggested at...

Bangladesh reports 1,043 new virus cases, 38 deaths

Bangladesh reports 1,043 new virus cases, 38 deaths

-- 2021-05-29 17:31:16

The government has recorded 1,043 new cases of coronavirus infection in a day, taking the tally to 797,386. The death toll rose by 38 in the same period to 12,549, according to the latest government...

Sheikh Hasina praises Bangladeshi peacekeepers for global efforts

Sheikh Hasina praises Bangladeshi peacekeepers for global efforts

-- 2021-05-29 16:40:21

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on the members of Bangladesh’s army, navy, air force and police deployed for global peacekeeping efforts to work with professionalism, honesty, dedication...

Virtual hearings: 49,905 secure bail in 30 working days

Virtual hearings: 49,905 secure bail in 30 working days

FE Online Report 2021-05-29 15:08:39

Virtual courts and tribunals have granted bail to 49,905 people in the last 30 working days after settling a total of 94,840 petitions. Among them, there were 692 juveniles, Md Saifur Rahman, special...

Police arrest six over gang rape on moving bus

Police arrest six over gang rape on moving bus

-- 2021-05-29 14:47:20

Police have arrested six people in connection with the alleged gang rape of a woman on a moving bus in Dhaka’s Savar. Police say the incident occurred in the Ashulia cattle market area around 1...

Mohammadpur house fire burns three of a family

Mohammadpur house fire burns three of a family

-- 2021-05-29 12:54:32

Three members of a family, including a child, have been burnt after a fire broke out at their tin-roofed house in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur. The victims have been identified as Sohel Rana, 35, his wi...

Residents worried as Faridpur runs out of Covid-19 jabs

Residents worried as Faridpur runs out of Covid-19 jabs

-- 2021-05-29 12:09:20

A total of 18,700 people in Faridpur, who have taken their first Covid-19 shot, are now worried about getting their second dose on time as uncertainty looms over the import of the Oxford-AstraZeneca v...

Couriered into Bangladesh, hallucinogenic drug LSD being sold online

Couriered into Bangladesh, hallucinogenic drug LSD being sold online

-- 2021-05-29 10:50:38

Nearly three decades after Bangladesh banned LSD, the substance was first found in the country in 2019 and two more years on, the harrowing death of a Dhaka University student put it back into sharp f...

As rising 'heat shocks' ruin rice crops, Bangladesh faces hunger risk

As rising 'heat shocks' ruin rice crops, Bangladesh faces hunger risk

REUTERS   2021-05-28 21:11:49

Standing in his paddy field in northeast Bangladesh, Shafiqul Islam Talukder holds a handful of empty stalks - all chaff, with no rice grains. Two days of sudden, intensely hot air that swept across...

Yaas triggers drinking water crisis in Sunderbans

Yaas triggers drinking water crisis in Sunderbans

-- 2021-05-28 20:18:04

A rise in the salinity of water due to storm surge powered by Cyclone Yaas has created a crisis of drinking water in the Sundarbans. Forest Department officials believe the number of animals that die...

Suspected militant detained in Dhaka

Suspected militant detained in Dhaka

-- 2021-05-28 19:47:32

A suspected member of the banned militant group Ansar Al Islam was detained from the capital's New Market area by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday night. The arrestee is identified as Md Muja...

A year after Cyclone Amphan, many people still struggling to recover

A year after Cyclone Amphan, many people still struggling to recover

Thomson Reuters Foundation 2021-05-28 19:25:57

When Cyclone Amphan ripped through southern Bangladesh a year ago this month, Paritosh Chandra Mandal’s home and land were drowned as embankments holding back the nearby Kopotaksh River crumbled...

Cyclone Yaas inundates 4,470 fish enclosures in Bagerhat

Cyclone Yaas inundates 4,470 fish enclosures in Bagerhat

UNB 2021-05-28 18:59:17

The district fisheries department confirmed on Friday that some 4,470 fish enclosures and over 400 ponds in Bagerhat have been inundated by tidal surges triggered by Cyclone Yaas. Bagerhat District F...

Freedom Fighters' allowance to rise by 66.66pc from next fiscal

Freedom Fighters' allowance to rise by 66.66pc from next fiscal

UNB 2021-05-28 18:55:29

The allowance for the valiant Freedom Fighters of the country is going to see a significant jump of 66.66 per cent in the coming 2021-22 fiscal. However, the budget allocation for the purpose would n...

Freedom Fighter killed over land feud in Chattogram

Freedom Fighter killed over land feud in Chattogram

-- 2021-05-28 18:33:36

A Freedom Fighter was beaten to death over a land feud in Chattogram's Mirsarai upazila in Chattogram on Friday afternoon. The victim is Mohammad Shahjahan, 65, reports UNB. According to his nephew...

Khaleda Zia suffering from fever, says Fakhrul

Khaleda Zia suffering from fever, says Fakhrul

-- 2021-05-28 17:55:05

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is suffering from a fever, but her condition is stable with her health parameters reading normal. A medical panel will review her new symptom which manifested on Thursday...

Death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 12,500

Death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 12,500

-- 2021-05-28 16:33:26

Bangladesh’s death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 12,500, as about 500 people have died from the disease in a week. The government on Friday recorded 1,358 new cases of coronavirus infection...

Foreign minister seeks support for LDCs to produce Covid jabs

Foreign minister seeks support for LDCs to produce Covid jabs

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-28 15:57:19

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen sought meaningful transfer of technology, access to aid for trade, exemption from intellectual property rights so that Least Developed Countries can produce covid-19...

Maritime ports advised to lower signal

Maritime ports advised to lower signal

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-28 13:51:09

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to lower signal as Cyclone Yaas is likely to move northwestwards further, weaken gradually and become unimportant. T...

'Mini stadiums to be built in all upazillas across country'

'Mini stadiums to be built in all upazillas across country'

FE REPORT 2021-05-28 13:47:13

State minister for youth and sports Zahid Ahsan Russel on Thursday said the government would construct mini stadiums and amusement facilities in all upazillas across the country, so that the youth ref...